Monday, 14 October 2013


"Defense mechanism"
Year:    2010
Country:    US
City:    Simi Valley, CA
Artist:    Jay Howard
Label:    Rainbow Bridge rec.
Format:    cassette
Edition:    31 copies
Tracks:    2
Time:    26 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:          Experimental          Noise

Jay Howard make noise and experimental music since 1999, with CIRCUIT WOUND as a main project, but also he has or has had with b-side short-lived projects such as: Circuit Refusal, Wire Werewolves or under his own name. He has collaborated as a vocals, guitar, synth, drums or sound technician withother noise projects or artist as Mike Connelly or John Olson ("American Tapes" label) and we can to say he makes in general harsh noise or simply noise. But not always, and here we are in front a very good proof how Howard enter in the lost and vast fields of the experimental music or even (and according to Discogs) the musique concrète. Is for that reason this release is strong probably my favourite, in comparaison with those I have listened to.
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"Fossilized dinosaur skeleton"
Year:   2012
Country:   US
City:   Simi Valley (California)
Artist:   Jay Howard
Label:   Rainbowbridge rec.
Format:   net
Tracks:   6
Time:  55 min.
Genre:  e lectronic
Style:      Noise      Ambient

Noise project run by Jay Howard which it begun in 2000 in Simi Valley, California (USA). Their debut album was in 2003 and since then Jay Howard has recorded 32 albums, 2 ep's and several tracks on international compilations. Also from the beginning he created his own label and distributor "Sentient Recordings" and CIRCUIT WOUND as a main project, but also he has played in another b-side projects not only noise, but also other musical styles like black-metal, death-metal, ambient, drone, experimental, etc... Some of these bands are: Xepetaxan, Circuit Refusal, Wire Werewolves, the Embryo Hunts in Secret, Bacteria Cult, Admiral Angry, Snakes Alive, Redwound, HFATTM or Jay Howard hymself . Here we found an interesting interview with Jay Howard.
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"The gatering of rust"
Year:    2003
Country:   US
City:   Simi Valley (California)
Artist:   Jay Howard
Label:   Harsh noise rec.
Format:   CD
Tracks:   6
Time:   62 min.
Genre:   electronic
Style:            Harsh Noise

Another Jay Howard´s work which was recorded in 2003 and distribute in february 2004. Its style is the hardest and "harshest" than others albums and is the classic and pure definition of electronic harsh noise, but make with "class" and knowledge of the subject. We ignore why this 2 albums here reviewed, were not released by "Sentient Recordings", the label of the artist.
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Picture of Circuit Wound